Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!

Are you 50 or older? Is there a history of colon cancer in your family? The idea of a colonoscopy makes many people nervous and it’s easy to procrastinate. But early detection means a chance at a longer life. Over 90% of people diagnosed when colon cancer is found at the beginning stage survive more […]


Hand washing

Hand washing – something so simple can make a difference and save lives. In this season of cold and flu, washing your hands is a simple act can help protect you and others. Working with surgeons – we know our surgeons wash their hands a lot. The art of washing hands for surgeons started in […]


Introducing Ashley Casano, DO ASA’s New Colon and Rectal Surgeon

Dr. Casano is dedicated to treating patients with problems affecting the colon, rectum and anus, including cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. She has completed advanced training in the treatment of these problems in addition to full training in general surgery.  Her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery for the colon and rectum.  She also performs […]


March – Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!

So – are you up for a challenge? Remember it is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month – Dress in Blue! Have you had your screening?  I mean I understand it is not something we want to do but screening is so important. The age for screening keeps getting younger and younger. The American Cancer Society just […]


Certified Physician Assistants or PA-Cs

We are so fortunate at Advanced Surgical Associates to have the addition of physician assistants (PAs). We have 2 PA teams – one works routinely with our amazing Trauma Surgeons and our second works with our amazing general surgeons and surgical specialists. PA’s provide an extra pair of hands during surgery and connect with patients in many ways […]


Honduras Medical Mission Trip

Dr. Kevin Masur is doing it again! He is planning to take another medical team to Honduras in March 2019. Dr. Masur works with an organization, Health Caring Services and he leads a medical team to care for surgical patients at Hospital Centro Socorro De Lo Alto in Sula, Santa Barbara, Honduras. A team of […]


January is Thyroid Disease Awareness Month

January is Thyroid Awareness Month What is the Thyroid? The thyroid is a gland that covers the windpipe from three sides. One of its jobs is to help the body create and control hormones adrenaline and dopamine. These chemical substances help control certain cells and organs. They are also active in physical and emotional responses […]


Welcome Dr. Daveshni Kumar

We are excited to introduce you to our newest general surgeon, Daveshni Kumar, MD. Dr. Kumar was born and raised in the Fiji Islands before moving to Elk Grove, California. She attended the University of California, Davis where she obtained a B.S. in Biological Sciences with an emphasis on Neurology, Physiology and Behavior along with […]



May is Melanoma Awareness Month…Do You Know the ABCDE’s of Melanoma

Please be aware of the ABCDE’s of Melanoma: A=Asymmetry-Is one half different than the other half B=Border-Is the border poorly defined or irregular C=Color-Is the color varied from one area to another, shades of tan, brown and black but also sometimes white, red or blue D=Diameter-Melanomas are usually greater than 6mm when diagnosed but can be […]